State Coach Darren Berry Parts Ways With SACA

State Coach Darren Berry Parts Ways With SACA

South Australian Cricket Association Chief Executive, Keith Bradshaw, has today announced that SACA and Darren Berry have agreed to terms to end the appointment of his position as State Coach.

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cricket-ball-webSouth Australian Cricket Association Chief Executive, Keith Bradshaw, has today announced that SACA and Darren Berry have agreed to terms to end the appointment of his position as State Coach. 

“Both SACA and Darren have agreed to end his appointment as the West End Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers Coach as we look for a fresh approach for South Australian cricket,” Mr Bradshaw said.

“While SACA and its Board recognise the strong performance by the Strikers this summer, our results across the past three seasons in all formats have not been at the standard expected of our elite teams.

“After guiding the West End Redbacks to the 2010/11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash title, Darren was appointed as the full-time coach of South Australia in all formats.

“The West End Redbacks won their second title under Berry in consecutive summers, taking out the 2011/12 Ryobi One-Day Cup.

“I want to recognise the contribution Darren has made in his time here; both parties have agreed though that now is the time to look for a new direction.”

Speaking on Monday, Berry thanked the SACA for the opportunity to coach the Redbacks and Strikers during the past four seasons.

“An amicable separation has been reached in the best interests for all concerned; I accept that the SACA are heading in a new direction and wish the Association every success in the future,” Berry said.

“It has been a privilege over the last four years to have had the opportunity provided to me by the SACA and for that I am grateful.”

SACA will shortly commence the recruitment process for new Redbacks and Strikers coaches for the 2015/16 season.

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